Updated: Nov 21, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner has been locked up in a Russian jail for over five months and who cares? Who is willing to put their good name on the line to help get her released from a Russian prison? How is it possible for the United States to turn its back on this legendary player?
How long is to long, for her to be released?
She is legendary in her chosen profession and by that, we mean her professional record, which states-Brittney Yevette Griner is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association. She played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas. She is the only NCAA basketball player to both score 2,000 points and block 500 shots. Griner was on the United States women's Olympic team in 2016 and led them to victory at the Rio Olympics. In 2021, Griner was named to the United States women's national team for the 2020 Olympics, where she won her second gold medal. Griner is one of 11 women to receive an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA championship, a FIBA World Cup gold medal and a WNBA championship.
This black woman is special to us-She is a human being and getting railroaded by Russia and The United States Government- (if it continues to fail to act or publicly call for her release)
Let’s talk about the opposite world where men in this country have all the advantages- LeBron Raymone James Sr. born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Lakers of the (NBA). Nicknamed "King James", he is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time. James has won 4 NBA Championships, 4 NBA Awards, four NBA Finals MVP- 3 All-Star MVP awards, and 2 Olympic Gold Medals-James has scored the most points in the playoffs, the 2nd most career points, and has the 7th most career assists. He has been selected an NBA ALL-STARS TEAM 18 and to the NBA All-Defensive First Team five times. He has competed in ten NBA Finals, the 3rd most all time, including eight consecutively between 2011 and 2018. In 2021, James was selected to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, and in 2022 became the first player in NBA history to accumulate 10,000 or more career points, rebounds, and assists.
We are convinced that this man would not have spent five months in a Russian prison.” I know, I know”, most are saying well “he wouldn’t have tried to bring something illegal into the country” and my answer to that is…we don’t know that she did-No one really knows what she did or didn’t do- No one from America has been able to speak to her-or see her other than when she is transported in or out of the courtroom-The reason in part is because women in the WNBA aren’t getting the same endorsement deals as the men in the NBA, nor are women in America getting the same opportunities as men in America. Therefore to make ends meet, some are forced to go elsewhere, anywhere, to get the financial support that is NOT available to them here in America and that's a damn shame.
For the record, Brittney is a Mom, she shares 6-year-old twins Ava and Solei with ex-wife Glory Johnson, who is also a basketball player. She is the youngest of three, with two sisters and a brother. Griner is the daughter of Raymond and Sandra Griner. Her father is a former Harris County sheriff and Marine veteran who served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. They all want her home back in the United States and we all should as well-It almost seems like the United States is male dominated and women be dammed. Women are not allowed to even control what happens to their own bodies…here in this “land of the free and home of the brave”.
Imagine to have to make a choice of leaving the country to make money or being broke--and yes there’s a long history of Russia detaining American citizens, often under purported espionage charges, and detaining them for long periods of what the U.S. has described as wrongful imprisonment.
That includes two former U.S. Marines currently held in Russia: Trevor Reed, sentenced in 2020 to nine years in prison on charges of assaulting a police officer, and Paul Whelan, sentenced to 16 years on spying charges. The U.S. has called for the immediate and unconditional release of both these Americans, but not Brittney.
Former U.S. officials say the United States for decades has harbored particular concerns about American businesses in Russia and their employees, especially at times of high tension between Washington and Moscow.
This isn't a surprise “This is what will happen: They’ll get arrested on trumped-up charges,” a former senior CIA officer who oversaw Russia and Europe operations. “There’s always a concern that Americans doing business in Russia are caught up in the bilateral tensions and can be unjustly imprisoned — sometimes for long periods of time.”
So, President Biden although most of your current presidency has been terrible af...please get this right- We are asking that you allow a representative (Al Sharpton) from here to go and check on Brittney Griner and then we want you to work HARD as hell to bring her home, where she belongs. Then we need you to work with Brian Deese to come up with a solution of how to keep our citizens working here instead of chancing it all working abroad in hostile countries.